Our mission is to educate the public that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused; that abuse of children is the precursor to sex trafficking, addictions, incarceration and more.
Our goal is to prevent this trauma and the domino effect of social ills through effective teaching and training.
Our vision is to stop the sexual abuse of children.
My intention for this organization and website is to cultivate, through education, our community to feel both utterly responsible and empowered to stop grown ups from having sex with children. This, I believe, is the precursor for all that makes girls and boys vulnerable to being sex trafficked.
- Catherine Ann Wilson, Founder, Stop Trafficking US
Catherine Ann Wilson was named 2019 Top 20 Most Outstanding Woman for her non-profit work and passion as the founder of Stop Trafficking US! - Coast 93.1
Her award interview
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Catherine has spoken to thousands in our community including religious, business, educational, law enforcement and service provider groups throughout Maine and across the country. She has also been called as an expert to speak on many panels for high schools, colleges, military, and law enforcement, she serves on committees as an expert in child sexual abuse and trafficking, and prevention, and she is the survivor representative for the White House Human Trafficking Roundtable.
Who are we?
Based in Maine, Stop Trafficking US (previously Stop Trafficking ME) was established by survivor, Catherine Ann Wilson, to motivate people to stop the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
Community Education, Prevention, and Outreach
Survivor and founder, Catherine Wilson, speaks to audiences across the country, sharing her story and raising awareness about the effects of childhood abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It is up to all of US to stop the cycle from continuing.
"Our intention is to lessen the duration and intensity of suffering for those who have been sexually abused in any way. Through our community education efforts, we long to offer hope. We want those who are devastated by the effects of child sex abuse, trafficking, violence, to know that their past need not define their future."
Catherine Ann Wilson
Founder, Stop Trafficking US
As Catherine approached her milestone 50th birthday a few years ago, she decided it was time to “pay it forward”. She had not only survived her abuse, and "survived the surviving”, but she was THRIVING!
Heartbroken that what had happened to her so many years ago was still happening to so many children today, Catherine spoke to her family and friends, got their blessing… and started talking. She believes that if our community only fully realized how many children are being abused/neglected, 1 in 5, and how far-reaching and devastating the consequences actually are for not only the child but for humanity …. well, that there would be an uprising, a call to action, to put an end to it. So Catherine started talking about the epidemic of child sex abuse, and sex trafficking, using her own personal story as an example, as education, and as inspiration.
"I always thought prostitution and sex slaves were just in the movies, or only happen in Las Vegas or big cities, never here in Maine ... I’m so glad you made it out, you should share in other high schools because you could help a girl get out of that life that is scared to tell anyone..." View More Testimonials